Lincoln Family History
Lincoln Name Meaning
English: habitational name from the city of Lincoln so named from an original British name Lindo- ‘lake’ + Latin colonia ‘settlement colony’. The place was an important administrative center during the Roman occupation of Britain and in the Middle Ages it was a center for the manufacture of cloth including the famous ‘Lincoln green’. African American: adoption of the surname in 1 above in honor of Abraham Lincoln the 16th president of the US who abolished slavery.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022